Excerpt: Instead of a big, wide open mountain, the challenges and races are presented in a similar fashion to the early SSX games. This simple approach works well on the handheld, though the actual way things are displayed leaves a lot to be desired. You simply pick whether you want to race or compete in a stunt challenge, select the course and event, and you're on your way.
Excerpt: The SSX series is one-of-a-kind, one part racing and one part extreme sports, all mixed with plenty of snow. One of the biggest series for the Playstation 2, it was only a matter of time before SSX boarded its way onto the PSP. Well, fanboys and fangirls, the prayers have been answered and the wait is over. Was it worth it? Yes! “SSX On Tour” brings the high-quality graphics, sounds, and gameplay we’ve come to expect from the franchise.
Excerpt: I was never the biggest SSX fan. Ever since its release on the PlayStation 2 in 2000, I've usually preferred the Xbox snowboarding title Amped over the SSX series. With this year's edition, On Tour, I was completely taken aback and I was even more surprised to find that EA Sports BIG was putting together a PSP version. After a lot of time with the game, I'm happy to have played it, and they've has made a fan out of me.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The biggest challenge faced when reinventing your brand is to not change so much as to disconnect from your previous customer base. Like Madonna, SSX on Tour seems more concerned about restyling its platinum coif than maintaining the appeal that attracted its fans in the first place. Unfortunately SSX On Tour has been changed and hacked so much that we can hardly recognise it.
Conclusion: Grafica : 7.5 Sonoro : 8.0 Gameplay : 7.5 Longevità : 7.5 Globale : 7.5 In alternativa : Burnout Legends – lo stesso di EA, non si scia, ma si corre a velocità folle e si distruggono i veicoli in maniera impossibile, un’ottima alternativa, sempre dallo stampo arcade.
Pros: Buona colonna sonora, Pochi rallentamenti, Tante sfide
Cons: Personalizzazione scarsa, Poche piste, Trasposizione di SSX3 con qualche aggiunta
Conclusion: EA n’est pas allé bien loin certes pour ce titre mais au moins il l’a bien fait. Un soft sympathique qui change des précédents épisodes mais sans pour autant faire la révolution du monde vidéo ludique hivernal. Un titre à conseiller à ceux qui veulent découvrir la série et qui peut intéresser les joueurs de début de série de part ses nouveautés. Ce n’est pas le hit des temps modernes mais bon, SSX On Tour un bon jeu quand même !
Pros: Une très bonne fluidité, Une prise en main rapide et facile, Une bande originale qui claque, Une bonne qualitée graphique
Cons: Un peu trop répétitif, Extrêmes: trop simple / trop dure, Temps de chargement trop long